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Poster: RJ_Squirrel Date: Feb 16, 2013 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

They are never going to get the missing Betty Boards back, at least in the band members' lifetime.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 16, 2013 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

This is sad, I as had hoped that as time went on, this would have been resolved .
There must be some nasty story behind all this . Maybe whoever holds these tapes maybe thinks they are worth more than they really are money-wise Truthfully , even the famous Barton Hall show would not bring in some big sales figures these days . I suspect this may not not be just about money (?) , but some deep bad blood .
So I would guess no big Spring 77 set . Who knows .

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 16, 2013 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

I'm a sucker for that year so yeah, they'd get my money.

But what I really want is a super-cleaned up, laser sharp SBD of 10/29/77, kinda like they did with Dave's Pix for 5/25 and To Terrapin 5/28, but I don't think it's technologically possible.

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Poster: DeadATL Date: Feb 16, 2013 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

It sounds like you might know the story? Would you elaborate?

PS - I'd buy a spring 77 box a la E72.

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Poster: RJ_Squirrel Date: Feb 16, 2013 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

Nah, but their line always seems to be "we refuse to negotiate with the people who have the tapes". I would imagine that if Phil and the others were not in charge of that decision, somebody would have already made the deals, at least with Barton Hall.



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Poster: Slewfoot_2012 Date: Feb 19, 2013 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

I've never really understood the justification people think they have in holding onto tapes that could easily be given back to the band for all to hear as a release. It's not their music. It's the Dead's music. They're the ones that created it. Some people just lucked into having the tapes through various circumstances.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Feb 19, 2013 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

it's water under the bridge, but WHY did countless tapers and others into the preservation of the GD's music allow Betty's storage to go into the red. Was she brain dead not to bring this up to anyone? ALL her tapes/storage sold to some clueless fool? I would have thought that there were many deadheads to help her out.

Amazing. Well Betty, wuzzup up with that???

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Poster: Slewfoot_2012 Date: Feb 19, 2013 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

From what I understand, Betty was in a pretty dark place during that era and was battling demons and losing her house and just needed some quick cash.

I was under the impression a small group of tapers did purchase the storage with the tapes so they would be in the hands of those who appreciate the music.

I could be wrong, but I remember reading on all that on a few occasions.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 19, 2013 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

http://archive.org/post/132547/ms-betty-cantor-jackson-her-boards-and-the-law

GOP gives the basic facts in this post.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Feb 19, 2013 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

ok, I thought the dude who bought them and then stored them in wet/soaked conditions wants $1,000,000 for them.

Those tapes should be liberated, the "owner" can find his own way home

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Poster: Slewfoot_2012 Date: Feb 19, 2013 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Boxed Up '77

You meant the guy from The New Yorker article? I believe that's totally different. And that guy definitely has a screw loose with that asking price!